Hi all, I'm a first time switcher to mac and have been waiting for the updates to buy. Basically I like to buy a computer and have it last me a fair few years til having to upgrade, I dont like to mess around upgrading all the time, and was looking for some advice on what to buy. For Instance I am still using, quite happily speed wise (but not OS wise) an Athlon 2200+ at 1.8Mhz, Nvidia Geforce 6200 256mb 1gig ram. Thing is I want a laptop now, and I'm a bit confused about smoe of the specs. First of all I want to be able to use it in the garden in the summer, so from what I've read that rules out the glossy display? So matte for me? My activities on the thing will be: - Basic stuff emails, word processing, internet - iTunes, and watching movies - Some photoshop work as I like to mess around a bit and try be a bit creative. - Possibly create a few flash websites - Probably use music recording programs a fair bit as I'm a musician Think most of my confusion comes from that, as sound card differences between the MB and MBP are not really mentioned. - Some gaming, not extensive - Sims 2, Footie manager, some FPS maybe, not much the questions i have, assuming you all don't think MBP is overkill for me, is it worth getting a midrange MBP as opposed to the lowend one that I'm leaning towards, is the extra 256VRAM that much better, also how much performance difference be with the difference in cache (and extra 0.1Ghz)? The other question is about the 7200rpm hard drive, whats the performance diff between that and the 5200rpm? I will be using an extrenal hard drive for most of my files so am looking at keeping the installed harddrive pretty freed up in terms of space. Thanks for any help from a first tmie switcher!!!